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Meet Sarah Dalton

The Real Realtor

About Sarah Dalton

As a top-ranking Coldwell Banker realtor for the Sacramento region, Sarah Dalton’s daily business activities range from listing and marketing client homes to counseling first-time home buyers. Famous for her devotion to clients and passion for market research, Sarah’s shrewd approach to real estate delivers remarkable results year after year.

Sarah Dalton is a master certified negotiation expert (MCNE), Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and certified information privacy professional (CIPP). Sarah says, “I’m the ‘real’ realtor because your transaction, your life, doesn’t need a sales pitch. My bottom line is your best interest.”

Sarah serves Sacramento area communities including Downtown/Midtown Sacramento, East Sacramento, Land Park, Curtis Park, Tahoe Park, Hollywood Park, Arden, Carmichael, Pocket / Greenhaven, Rosemont / College Greens, Natomas, Fair Oaks, Orangevale, Foothill Farms, Citrus Heights, Antelope, and Elk Grove.


Buyer’s Agent  |  Listing Agent  |  Senior Relocation  |  Estate and trustee transactions  |  Investor, Landlord, and 1031 Exchange Services  |  Downsizing and Decluttering  |  Distressed Properties

Work History

Before joining Coldwell Banker, Sarah led communications programs for the Office of the Attorney General, the Office of the Governor, the California State Library, and the Office of Privacy Protection. Sarah has written for former Attorney General Kamala Harris, Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Gray Davis, and State Librarian Emeritus Dr. Kevin Starr.

During her 20-year tenure as a Sacramento City College English professor, Sarah helped thousands of diverse Californians earn their degrees and establish careers in the Sacramento region.

Education & Personal Story

Sarah has a Bachelor of the Arts in English from Lewis and Clark College, and a Master of the Arts in English Literature and Composition from San Francisco State University. She is a native of San Francisco and a direct descendent of the Rhodes Party who started to California with the Donner Party in 1847.

In her free time, Sarah likes practicing Hot Pilates at Sacramento’s Purely Hot Yoga, helping friends de-clutter, and shopping in locally-owned businesses. She is an avid supporter of the Sacramento Public Library, Capital Public Radio, and Loaves and Fishes, where she is a literacy mentor.

Awards & Certifications

  • Coldwell Banker Realty Sac-Tahoe Top 100
  • Coldwell Banker Realty International Sterling Society
  • Master Certified Negotiation Expert (MCNE)
  • Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)
  • Certified information privacy professional (CIPP


  • Advocating for clients’ legal and fiscal interests
  • Clarifying contracts, property inspections and reports
  • Crunching market data
  • Pre-emptive planning
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Continuing education
  • Protecting client privacy